ERIC Number: EJ637370
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Variations in Native Speaker Competence: Implications for First-Language Teaching.
Language Awareness, v10 n2-3 p107-24 2001
Examined whether variations in adult native speaker performance arise from variations in working memory capacity or variations in procedural grammatical competence. Three groups of 18-year-old native speakers of English were tested on comprehension and recall of English complex noun phrase constructions. Results support the view that variations in adult native speaker performance arise from variations in procedural grammatical competence. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special issue: Papers from the 5th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness (Leicester, England, June 2000).